With a $12.1 million offer to Greenland, America is playing softball in the Arctic

With a $12.1 million offer to Greenland, America is playing softball...

On April 23, the U.S. Department of State announced it was offering a $12.1 million aid package to Greenland. During a briefing on the...
Housing is health: Coronavirus highlights the dangers of the housing crisis in Canada’s North

Housing is health: Coronavirus highlights the dangers of the housing crisis...

What do you do when the government’s No. 1 strategy for slowing the spread of a global pandemic is virtually impossible to implement where...
A tough strategy of isolation has protected Greenland from coronavirus — so far

A tough strategy of isolation has protected Greenland from coronavirus —...

Imagine the audacity it takes to close off the largest island on Earth from the rest of the world. An impossibility, a baffling paradox,...
No, coronavirus won’t fix climate change. But how we respond will make a big difference

No, coronavirus won’t fix climate change. But how we respond will...

In Finland, all ordinary aviation to the northernmost Arctic parts of the country has been suspended as part of the efforts to halt the...
What the Arctic reveals about coronavirus

What the Arctic reveals about coronavirus

A little over a century ago, the “Spanish” flu spread around the world with an astounding speed as millions returned home from the battlegrounds...
An Arctic treaty has been rejected by the region’s leaders. Again

An Arctic treaty has been rejected by the region’s leaders. Again

Blame Mikhail Gorbachev. In 1987, during the waning days of the Cold War, the final leader of the Soviet Union suggested that the Arctic,...
Greenland’s premier doesn’t foresee a US takeover and remains committed to the quest for independence

Greenland’s premier doesn’t foresee a US takeover and remains committed to...

The loud re-awakening of U.S. interest in Greenland, which culminated last August as President Donald Trump confirmed a wish to buy Greenland — its...
How a ground-breaking biodome being planned in Iceland could change cities around the world

How a ground-breaking biodome being planned in Iceland could change cities...

A pioneering vision in Iceland to improve life for locals and to transform tourism and hospitality is moving closer to reality. The ALDIN Biodome Resort...
Would a Saint Lawrence Seaway model work for Bering Strait shipping?

Would a Saint Lawrence Seaway model work for Bering Strait shipping?

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski has long envisioned rules and regulations for Bering Strait travel modeled after the Saint Lawrence Seaway system, the network of...
Climate change, Greenland and shifting geopolitics: Here are the top Arctic stories of 2019

Climate change, Greenland and shifting geopolitics: Here are the top Arctic...

If change is the only constant — especially in the Arctic — then for 2019 the reverse was also mostly true: Most of the...